Lot 831 Canada Collection of 38 better picture post cards, 1900s to 1930s, includes real photo cards, pre World War I military, Saskatchewan town scenes, Halloween, Chipman NB. Curran ON, baseball, hockey, and football teams, including the 1908 Hamilton Tigers football team, the 1930 Bearcats from Nova Scotia and the 1926-27 Québec Champions hockey teams. Some have minor edge faults, still overall very fine and desirable. All scanned online. Estimate $250, sold for C$675.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1640, Over 3,000 Postcards, from the Province of Québec, from the early 1900s to the 1980s, including some black and white, real photos and chromes, with a variety of topics and tourist attractions. Postcards are from an array of companies such as Valentine & Sons, Unic, Peco, Photogelatine Engraving Co, Warwick Bro’s & Rutter Ltd, and more. We estimate that about 40% were postally used, and noticed the odd postcard from other provinces. Noted many smaller town cancels not checked by us for rarity. Mixed condition with some creases, rounded corners and the odd album adhesion, still overall fine or better with crisp colour. Overall clean lot, see scans for sample. Estimate $300, sold for C$1,000.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1043 Russia Old Time Collection of 19 Early Covers and Cards, 1869 to 1910s, including 6 early unused stationery items and 13 covers with stamps affixed, with destinations such as United States, GB, Poland, France, Italy and domestic. Many are folded letters, some are folded covers and some are covers. We noted a few single frankings, such as Scott #26 on a printed matter letter, and others, plus combination frankings. There is also a wealth of postmarks to be found, both on front and on back – ideal for the specialist. The stationery includes a cover on laid paper with a very rare Red Cross handstamp (from 188?). The condition is mostly very fine, with bright colours on the stamps, as this was squirreled away since the 1960s and was recently discovered. All items are scanned online. Estimate C$300.
Any perusal of our catalogue shows we sell a lot more than stamps. Most of the non-stamps, however, are at least related to postal matters. We have cinderellas, locals, pre-production archival items, prints of Post Offices, a sterling silver stamp box (Lot 1614), and twenty literature lots highlighted by a wonderfully fresh complete set of the New Zealand “Handbooks” (Lot 1602). And there is the Viner Collection of militaria already featured.
One section we do not usually pay enough attention to is postcards. This auction has some very nice thematic postcard collections. We feature one at random, Lot 1624.
Lot 1624 CVR Collection of seventy 1909 Alaskan and Yukon Pacific Exposition Post Cards. Mostly all different and all unused. A wide variety of printers and illustrations. Small trivial faults on a few, else very fine. Est. $150.